Posts Tagged ‘phillip jefferies’

The Same Foggy Grasscloth in a Study

August 6, 2015
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A few weeks after I did the job below, I was back to paper some more rooms. One was this study. There were swatches of dark paint on the wall, and at first I thought they were going to use a dark wallpaper. But instead, the homeowners decided to go with the same Phillip Jefferies grasscloth they used in the dining room across the hall.

This turned out to be a wonderful decision – a dark paper would have been too much, with the dark brown oak floors, brown desk, and brown leather chairs. This “fog” colored option offers just enough contrast between the walls and the other elements in the room, plus keeps the whole area bright.

In the second photo, you see a bit of paneling (difference in color between strips of paper), but it is minimal, and the overall effect is warm, cheery, and elegant, all rolled into one. In the last photo, I am not trying to show you a chair – it’s just that the lighting washed out the view of the grasscloth in the background. But you get the idea of how a little texture on the walls sets off furnishings in the room.

Fog-Hued, Finely-Textured Grasscloth in a Formal Dining Room

August 5, 2015
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The photos aren’t great, but the room looks fantastic. This is a 1940 home in River Oaks. Although it’s a formal dining room, and the chandelier screams “fancy, traditional, classic,” I love the way the interior designer (Elizabeth Mann) used furniture with a decidedly contemporary feel. The slightly shiny, finely-textured grasscloth, in the color of a foggy day, is the perfect backdrop, and helps balance the glitz with the sleek.

The grasscloth is by Phillip Jeffries.

Bat Wallpaper Arrived – And Nicely Packaged, Too

May 3, 2013

Digital ImageMy “Bat & Poppy” Voysey design by Trustworth Studios arrived today. It’s GORGEOUS!  http://trustworth.com/ 

I can’t wait to put it up, plus I’m doing some other changes to that powder room (new sink from an antique music cabinet & old porcelain bowl), as well as redoing my entry wallpaper with an authentic paper from the 1940’s (blogged about previously). Just need to find a coupla days when I’m not busy hanging paper at someone ELSE’s house.

Please note the careful attention to packaging by the Trustworth company. I have NEVER seen anyone, even very high end products, use packing peanuts before. Thibaut, Schumacher, Seabrook, Graham & Brown, Astex, Phillip Jefferies and all the rest should take a note. If everyone were this careful, we wound not have to deal with banged edges or other damaged goods.

I’ll be sure to post as the decorating project moves ahead.